1904-P VAM-6 Doubled Profile
Discovered by Brent Fogelberg April, 2003, Revised 2016 - pacificwr, Revised 2016 & 2017
6 (revised) III2 6 C4e (Doubled Profile, Doubled Reverse Lettering) (189) I-2 R-4
Obverse III2 6 - Slightly doubled Liberty head profile from forehead down to neck.
Die 1 - Die marker - Fine crack across bent wheat leaf. Die used for VAM-6A. NOT KNOWN TO EXIST AT THIS POINT> Evil mimic of VAM-7 with scratch wheat leaves over tops of cotton leaves. Example: VAM-6 Die#2 [EVIL MIMIC.]
Die 2 - Die marker - Three raised tiny die chips below Phrygian cap ribbon.
Die 3 - Die marker - Heavy die polishing /scratches at wheat leaf-cotton gap, above top left cotton leaf and single nearly vertical line right side of lowest cotton leaf.
Reverse C4e - Hub doubling similar to VAM-4.
Die 1. Die marker - Horizontal die crack in wreath above LL in DOLLAR. LDS has pitting of VAM-6A.
Die 2. Die marker - Heavy horizontal die polishing lines at left side of upper tail feathers.
Die 3. Die marker - Diagonal polishing lines in wing-neck gap.
1. When Leroy listed the VAM-6A, he assumed a set of the same dies existed without the pitting. He calls this the VAM-6 Die 1. To my knowledge, a coin that matches this description has not been located. VAM-6 Die 2 and Die 3 are completely different set of dies than VAM-6 Die 1 and VAM-6A.
LVA Plate Photos:
The photos are for VAM-6 Die 3.
Single nearly vertical line right side of lowest cotton leaf.
Heavy die polishing /scratches at wheat leaf-cotton gap
Heavy die polishing /scratches above top left cotton leaf
Diagonal polishing lines in wing-neck gap.